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Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • School Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Half Days: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Pre-K Half Day: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. • Pre-K Full Day: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Summer Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Principal's Monthly Message

  June 2021

Principal's messageDear Parents,

It doesn’t seem possible that the school year will be coming to a close very soon. Thank you for your help and cooperation in making the year go smoothly. It certainly was a year full of challenges and one we will not soon forget.

Congratulations to our 39 Eighth Graders who will graduate on June 11.
Congratulations to our 22 Kindergartens students who will be moving up to First Grade.
Congratulations to our 23 Pre-K 4 students who will be moving up to Kindergarten. Congratulations to our 7 Pre-K 3 students who will be moving on to Pre-K 4.

As of today, the graduation and closing ceremonies are limited to invited guests only.
Congratulations to our 8th Grade students who have received $740,000 in scholarships to high schools. One third of the students applied and were accepted into the Union County Vocational-Technical High Schools as well. What a tremendous feat considering the pandemic! Way to go!! We are so proud of all of you.

Your commitment to the food certificate program for 2020-2021 must be completed by June 7. Second reminder letters were sent Mid-April and a third reminder is being sent out May 28. Food certificates toward your 2021-2022 commitment will be sold from July 1 2021 to June 1, 2022. Special thanks to Mrs. Cristina Gaspar for her many years of managing this program. We are in search of a parent volunteer to take over the responsibilities for this position. Please check your emails or the school website for an application which can be returned to the school office if you are interested.

Please remember that we are almost halfway into the 2021-2022 school year financial obligations to the Church. Our parish policy to be a parishioner is: One who attends Mass at our parish with their child and who uses their envelopes 75% of the year for a minimum annual contribution of $400.00 (January 2021- December 2021).

On move up day, all students will receive their reading and supply list for next year. June 14-18, will be half days of school with a 12:00 PM dismissal each day for grades 1-7 as the other grades will be done for the school year. The blue cohort’s last day of in person school will be June 11 and they will be remote for the week of June 14.

We are planning for a full reopening in September. Remote learning is not going to be offered as an option. School will resume for half days on September 9 and 10 with full days beginning on Monday, September 13.

God bless you.
Dr. Egan


Catholic Schools

We Believe

Children are our community's most valuable asset, capable of achieving their potential when given the proper guidance and support in our school community. A child's self-esteem is essential to success and must be supported by parents and the school community.

Each child's inherent worth is recognized concerning cultural differences, individual abilities, and unique talents. Children educated in a Christ-centered environment develop spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally, and socially.

Learning is a lifelong process. Children learn at different rates and in different ways from a variety of sources. Instruction must be differentiated and engage all learners with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving. A child's educational success is a responsibility shared by parents, school, and the community working in harmony. Children learn Christian values and ethical conduct taught by parents, reinforced and modeled by the school, and demonstrated through life choices.

Children have a right to feel secure, safe, and supported in their school environment. Children will develop a lifelong commitment of discipleship and stewardship based on the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Our Graduates
Currently, the Alumni Association gives all 8th graders a gift at graduation, as well as one Alumni financial award. Additional fundraising monies are donated to the school for technology needs. Alumni correspondence now mainly comes from the Archdiocese of Newark, School Office. Please consider donating to St. John the Apostle School. Supporting your grammar school ensures St. John the Apostle School memories continue for students in the upcoming years. Wishing your fond memories of SJA continue to be in your hearts and minds always.

2011 National Blue Ribbon School

St. John the Apostle School is a National Blue Ribbon School. The announcement was made Thursday, September 15, 2011, by U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. St. John the Apostle School was one of 49 private schools from across the country to receive the prestigious honor. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools whose students achieve at very high levels.

This award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our faculty. At St. John the Apostle School, we are continually striving to ensure that the academic program we deliver meets the needs of our students while encouraging them to do their best.

Many hands and minds were put to work as a team united toward a common goal: achieving the Blue Ribbon nomination. The application had us answering questions about our curriculum, assessment, staff development, and history. Faculty wrote content, gave additional application critiques and devoted hours and hours of their time.

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Blue Ribbon School

St. John the Apostle School has been a prominent learning institution since our first class graduated in 1951. We have remained grounded in tradition while growing to become one of the leading Pre-K through 8th-grade schools in the Archdiocese of Newark.